In basketball, the layup has been used very often in games and is considered as one of the easiest ways to score in-game. A layout is a shot taken closest to the basket that involves 2-point shot attempt off the backboard. Its proximity to the basket gives the move better odds at scoring every time the technique is used.
Advantages of a layup
• It is easy.
• Increased odds of scoring; the probability of scoring.
• Less physically taxing.
• Requires less accuracy.
How do a layup
The layup is categorized into 2, the right-handed layup and the left-handed layup. If one wants to learn to do lay ups, they need to know the step by step setup to the finish.The most critical part of any layup is the footwork; this involves dribbling, and the two steps jumping,
Both the right-handed layup and the left-handed layup requires one to dribble with either the right or left hand.Angle your approach with either of your preferred hand and dribble to one side of the basket while using your outside hand to keep the ball out of your opponent’s reach.
For a right-handed layout, step with on to your right foot first before pushing off with the foot to take a big step forward so that you don’t lose any speed. Put the left foot on the floor and push off while you raise your right knee to gain height.
For a left-handed layout, step on with your left foot first before pushing off with the foot to take a big step forward so that you don’t lose any speed. Put the right foot on the floor and push off while you raise your left knee to gain height.
Time your run so that you don’t end up to close or too far from the basket for your two-step jumping; your step should be within the key.
With both hands, start the layup, keep the ball near to hip, while in the air, use either your right hand or left to lift the ball towards the hoop and release the ball at the highest point of the jump.Try to aim for the right or left corner of the backboard for an increased probability of scoring.
Layups are one of the easiest ways to score in basketball. It’s easy setup and execution makes it easy for both professional and amateur players to use against their opponents.